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Today's News

  • Grayson County girls stun Graham

    INDEPENDENCE – Lakean Vaught and Emily Hart hit key free throws last Friday night to lead the Grayson County girls’ to a hard-fought 49-47 victory over Graham in a Mountain Empire District game.

    The game was tied at 43 when Vaught hit two pressure free throws to give the Blue Devils a 45-43 lead with 3:25 to play. Dejah Carter and Alexis Kiser hit the front end of one-and-one free throw opportunities for Graham to tie the game at 45-45.

  • Galax girls on target in 60-32 win

    Narrows has seen a jaw-dropping amount of scoring from one kid over the past season and a half. Galax saw an encouraging amount of production from several sources over the span of 32 minutes.

    Green Wave guard Maggie Guynn topped 1,000 career points just 13 games into her sophomore season Friday, but the Maroon Tide got double-digit scoring from three sources and saw all nine players find their way into the scoring column as Galax ran away with a 60-32 Mountain Empire District win.

  • Galax outmuscles Narrows

    Having combined for 102 points in their regular season football game this past fall, Galax and Narrows totaled 84 on the basketball court Friday. And it was almost just as physical.

    The Maroon Tide and the Green Wave beat and banged on one another for the full 32 minutes in their Mountain Empire District game, with Galax pulling away late to claim a 49-35 win.

  • Maroon Tide headlines all-Group 1A football team

    Headlined by a state player of the year, a state coach of the year and a pair of two-way first-team picks, Galax filled a total of six spots on the all-Group 1A football team, announced last week by the Virginia High School League.

  • Carroll zooms past Maroon Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– It wasn’t the 21-point head start that Carroll County had used five days before in Galax, but bookend double-digit runs in the first half more than got the job done Saturday.

    The Cavaliers scored the game’s first 16 points, finished the half with a 14-point run and improved to 12-2 on the year by running past the Maroon Tide 56-27 in a nondistrict girls’ game.

  • Cavs pull away from Galax

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County didn’t allow Galax to score its sixth point of the game until nearly the 11th minute of play. A six-point flurry in the span of 37 seconds by the Maroon Tide nearly spoiled the Cavaliers’ night.

    Carroll County led by as many as 10 points in the third quarter of a low-scoring rivalry game but had to fight off a Galax rally that saw the lead dwindle to just two points before the Cavaliers pulled away for a 40-29 nondistrict win.

  • VHSL gives go-ahead for Carroll move to Three Rivers

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County athletic program has found a new home.

    Beginning in the fall of 2017,  the Cavaliers will compete under the banner of the Three Rivers District after the school’s appeal to be placed there was approved Wednesday by the Virginia High School League’s alignment committee.

  • Readers' Hotline 1/18/16

    Editor’s note: A number of calls to this week’s Hotline were omitted because of presumptions made against those who may have been involved in the case of a Grayson County toddler who died after being mauled by a dog. Such calls will not be published until the matter has run its course in the legal system.

    Helping the needy

  • Readers' Hotline 1/18/16

    Editor’s note: A number of calls to this week’s Hotline were omitted because of presumptions made against those who may have been involved in the case of a Grayson County toddler who died after being mauled by a dog. Such calls will not be published until the matter has run its course in the legal system.

    Helping the needy

  • Five reasons to visit health insurance marketplace today

    By Jon D. Applebaum, CEO, Twin County Regional Healthcare

    With just a few weeks left to select a comprehensive and affordable health insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace, now is the time to shop and compare. Come Jan. 31, the marketplace will close for the year.

    For those who have not previously had health insurance coverage, the question “why?” tends to pop up. Here are five great reasons why now is the time to find the plan that best fits you and your family’s needs: